Cora Bell Gable was born in Douglas County, Georgia, the daughter of Thomas Jeffery and Emma Norris (Bell) Gable. She became the third wife of Robert Franklin Harper on 2 June 1891 in Douglas County. Robert Franklin (Frank) Harper already had nine children when they married. They had twelve more: Thomas Benjamin Harper Robert Paul Harper Nora Bell Harper Beverly Leona Harper Lewis Edward Harper Emma Lou Harper Raymond Glen Harper Janie Estelle Harper Ila Gertrude Harper Dorothy Ruth Harper Ruby Frances Harper Charlie Grady Harper
Cora Bell died in Fulton Co., Georgia on 9 Dec 1954.